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Footwear companies asked to bid for Army’s boots supply contract




Posted on April 24, 2015


THE PHILIPPINES’ state-led trading company has asked footwear makers to bid for a contract to supply and deliver over 100,000 boots for the Philippine Army with an approved budget for contract (ABC) worth P134.1 million.

Bidders for the contract to supply the boots, which will be for field use, “shall only be limited to domestically accredited manufacturers of footwear and leather goods with valid Certificate of Accreditation issued by the Board of Investments pursuant to Republic Act 9290, or “Footwear, Leather goods and Tannery Industries Development Act,” The Philippine International Trading Corp. said in its invitation to bid notice published in a newspaper on Thursday.

Prospective bidders should have completed a similar contract referring to a footwear contract “amounting to at least 25% of the ABC of the item being bid for” within the last five years from the date of submission and receipt of bids. Bid documents may be bought starting on April 23.

The pre-bid conference will be on April 30, 1 p.m. at the 5th floor conference room of the National Development Co. (NDC) Building, 116 Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City, 1227. Bids should be submitted at the designated bid box on or before May 15 at 10 a.m. in the NDC Building Lobby.

The winning bidder is required to deliver the 102,029 pairs of boots within “210 days upon receipt of Notice to Proceed” in five tranches.

Within 90 calendar days from the receipt of the notice to proceed, the bidder should deliver 15,000 pairs, the notice said. Within 120 calendar days from the receipt of the notice to proceed, 20,000 additional pairs should be delivered. Within 150 calendar days from the receipt of the notice to proceed, another 20,000 pairs should be delivered. Within 180 calendar days from the receipt of the notice to proceed, 25,000 pairs should be delivered while the remaining 22,029 pairs need to be delivered within 210 calendar days from the receipt of the notice to proceed. -- Elizabeth E. Escaño